Our admissions  for Reception, Year 1 to 6 are handled by Derby City Council. Further details and the admissions handbook are available on-line at by calling the Admissions team on 01332 642729.




We have a large nursery provision, the admissions applications are managed by the school. We offer placements for morning and afternoon. The school also offer ‘The Extended Free Childcare Offer’ and offer a limited number of full time and flexible placements.


For more information regarding help with childcare cost, please click on the link below –


For further information and an application form please contact the school office.


Applying For Reception Class Intake September 2019


Applying for Reception Class Intake September 2019 (for those children reaching their 5th birthday by 31st August in the next school year)

This is managed by Derby City Council. You can make your application from 5th November 2018 onwards. Closing date for application 15th January 2019.

We have an admissions limit of 90 children into our Reception Year and the school is normally over-subscribed. There are short tours of the school during November and December when you will have the opportunity see the classrooms and other facilities. Please call the school office on 01332 571485 from October onwards to book a visit.



To apply for a place at Lakeside you must contact the Derby City Council Admission  and complete a prerferred choice of school form. For more information please contact Derby City Council Admissions on 01332 642729 or alternatively see the Derby City Council website.

Website Link: Derby City Council Admissions

All families must apply for a place in our reception classes even if their child attends our nursery. Details are sent out and can also be obtained from the office, this system is managed by the Local Authority (LA), not the school.

We serve the Wilmorton area as well as the Brighton Road and Baker Street area of Crewton and Alvaston all within Derby.



When children are in Year 6 families apply for a place at secondary school. In the past children from our school have successfully applied to:

Noel-Baker Community, Merrill College, St Benedict’s (Catholic), Landau Forte, West Park Community, Murray Park Community, Da Vinci College, St Giles, St Martin’s & Bemrose Community.  This system is also managed by the LA not our school but we will assist where we can in the process of application.


Appeal Deadlines 2019/20


The School Admission Appeals Code 2012 at section 2.1 includes a deadline for lodging appeals which allows appellants at least 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to prepare and lodge their written appeal.


It also states that appeals for applications made in the normal admissions round appeal must be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals.


With these dates in mind and for your information, Derby City Council has set dates for their appeal closing dates and hearings, please view the following link to view the dates : School Admission Appeal 


Contact Us

Lakeside Primary Academy
London Road
DE24 8UY
Telephone: 01332 571485


If you would like a paper copy of the information on our website please contact the school office.